This week our Community Wall was trans- formed with 12 new artworks by local students. The vibrant pieces, created during an art program, Journey into Mystery – Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, host- ed by Parkes Shire Library, was officially launched on Wednesday. I congratulate the young artists for their contributions to our public art scene and encourage everyone to stop at the Community Wall on the corner of Clarinda and Church Streets.
Lovers of literature were invited on a blind date this week when Parkes Shire Library hosted Library Lovers’ Day on 14th Febru- ary. Residents were treated to a selection of new books covered in brown paper with only a few details of the story on the front – a fantastic initiative to reconnect with the library and share the love of books.
Council has seen tremendous results from the 20 Million Trees Project, with thousands of native seedlings embracing the heat and germinating. We thank the community members who volunteered their time last year to plant the seedlings as part of an initiative to transform the previously farmed land into an ecological woodland complex to host our native flora and fauna.
The first of the Parkes 2030 Community Workshops took place this week, with a wonderful turn out at both Alectown and Peak Hill. Thank you to the residents who joined the conversation about the projects that we will develop and deliver over the next 12 years. Next week we will head to Trundle. To register your attendance at any of the workshops, call 6861 2333. If you cannot attend, join the conversation by completing the survey on www.parkes. nsw.com.au.
Keep cool and enjoy your weekend. Yours Faithfully,
Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire